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University of Montana Reviews

Updated November 18, 2017
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  • No real opportunities for advancement, not very applicable in my degree (in 2 reviews)

  • There are a lot of people working at UM that do the bare minimum while transferring their workload onto others (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Overworked and Underpaid"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Missoula, MT
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Missoula, MT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Montana full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have a great benefits program, and a beautiful campus.

    Cons

    There are a lot of people working at UM that do the bare minimum while transferring their workload onto others.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees their markey value!


  2. "Office Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Montana part-time

    Pros

    Good way to gain experience as a student

    Cons

    Wage and pay was low

  3. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Montana full-time

    Pros

    Fun and impactful work, great coworkers, and solid work/life balance with tons of flexibility. Hard to beat!

    Cons

    The bureaucracy at Montana Tech is slow at times, which occasionally makes things more difficult for folks at the Bureau than they should be.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Embarrassing and Broken"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Montana full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are some incredible students at UM and the opportunity to help them fully realize both their future goals and their individual potential has been one of my greatest joys.

    Cons

    I've had the chance to work with some wonderful people and wonderful students. The problem is all the good ones leave because they realize how messed UM is. Scandal after scandal, poor leadership, unreasonable workload and expectations placed a some and ZERO accountability for others, has created a thoroughly toxic environment. Why on earth would anyone stay? Especially, when the wages are nowhere near enticing enough to make tolerating such an environment worth while.

    There are far too many staff, faculty, or administrators that are known underperformers or flat out "I do nothing all day-ers," and yet, they are still gainfully employed. There are others who are known for a pattern of sexual harassment, questionable fiscal practices, chronic conflict of interests, or all of the above, and STILL... they are still there.

    From a laughable compensation structure, total ignorance of what is in the best interest of the students, and a pathological refusal to address legally actionable and frankly immoral behavior on the part of some employees, working at UM is a magnificent embarrassment.

    Advice to Management

    - Put the students first.
    - Stop whining about not having enough money and simply stop spending stupid. There is so much wasteful spending at UM it's unreal!
    - If faculty and administration wages are priced to be competitive national, so should the staff jobs be.
    - If someone can't or simply won't do their job, GET RID OF THEM! If someone runs an operation, program or institution into the ground you don't reward them with a promotion or simply move the problem around somewhere else. You FIRE them. Tenure and longevity be damned! There are some rotten apples at UM and their influence is spreading and will contaminate the whole lot if something is not. There is your budget solution.


  5. "Griz Forever"

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    Current Employee - Contract Employee in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Contract Employee in Missoula, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Montana full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities are everywhere to do new things in Missoula and around campus. I personally have been able to move up whenever I am ready! I love being an employee and working at UM!

    Cons

    Budgets go up and down, positive experiences can be as contagious as negative ones.

    Advice to Management

    The Admissions office is the key to UM's survival. When it is healthy, UM will grow as much as it needs to.


  6. "UM IT Department"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Missoula, MT
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Missoula, MT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Montana full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Furthering education and training is nurtured.

    Cons

    Lots of egos and job fearing. Documentation is terrible. Innovation is very slow.


  7. "Nice Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Montana part-time

    Pros

    I had a lot of discretion in doing my work, and my supervisors were helpful. The campus is also gorgeous.

    Cons

    The pay was not the highest, but for my position, that was expected.

  8. "Adjunct Professor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Montana full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Overworked with little respect and no prospect for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Treat Adjunct professors with respect


  9. "Great work-life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Montana full-time

    Pros

    PTO, Benefits, good salary, great people

    Cons

    Old decrepit in need of repair buildings


  10. "Program Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Advisor in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - Program Advisor in Missoula, MT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Montana full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, good benefits and caring staff.

    Cons

    Historically low wages, bad reputation, enrollment declining. High turnover in administration officials.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on providing the best education and student experiential learning, not just the bottom line.


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